Sunday, February 15, 2015

McCormick Gourmet Thyme - Influenster Product Review

**all items received free from Influenster for review/testing purposes

I don't have a Sunday Stash Sharing post today as I'm in the home stretch of the FrostyVoxBox reviews.  And I didn't have a post up yesterday since we were traveling all day.  So for today's post, we're really being different since I'm reviewing the McCormick Gourmet Thyme that I received from Influenster.
To keep things short, I loved the flavor of this bottle of thyme.  I also liked the price of this, which is a bit under $5.  Some spices can get pretty pricey so I think this is a good price.  My product card describes this as "imparts a light minty flavor that is distinctively warm and aromatic.  McCormick's Gourmet Thyme can be used throughout the day in dishes such as breakfast casseroles, hearty soups, stews, stuffing, and oven-roasted chicken."  While I didn't use it for any of those suggestions, I did use it on several different meats as well as a meat-free side.

Lightly sprinkled on top of pan-roasted steak with salt, pepper and butter.
 Sprinkled a bit heavier over halved chicken breasts, also with salt and pepper (oven roasted).
My favorite!  Sliced sweet onions sauteed in butter with Thyme, salt, pepper, and a little sumac (at the end) until nicely carmelized.  Good enough I ate a good portion straight out of the pan.
And lightly sprinkled on lamb steak, with the requisite salt and pepper.  We did put the caramelized onions on top of the steaks and it was delicious.
Both the Mister and I have really enjoyed the light, fresh flavor that the McCormick Gourmet Thyme gave to our dishes lately.  We go in spurts of lightly seasoned dishes and the Thyme was just right to enhance without disguising the flavor of what we were eating.  If you're curious, our "normal" type of food is Indian/Pakinstani which are both heavily spiced.

I'm sure that if I had made soup/stews and casseroles, etc. the Thyme would have been the perfect spice to those as well.  I just don't make those type of dishes often.  I can see myself purchasing more McCormick Gourmet spices as I need to replenish my massive spice cabinet.

What kind of spice flavors to you like in your meals?

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
**my opinions are my own

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